Global Investing

The final frontier market

February 24, 2009

As a fallout in emerging markets — once hailed as a safe-haven from the global financial crisis — gathers pace, asset managers are scrambling for newer markets.

Commodities hedge funds feel the heat

September 4, 2008

rtx7ukh.jpgThe heat is on for hedge funds with commodities bets.

Earlier this week Ospraie Management told investors it is shutting its flagship fund after it plunged 27 percent in August. The fund’s energy and commodities stock positions fell as investors worried if a global economic slowdown will mean less demand for resources.

Will invasion of Georgia steel EU into kicking its addiction to Russian oil and gas?

September 1, 2008

As George Bush might say, the EU is addicted to Russian energy. While no member wants to kick the habit totally, Brussels would like the bloc to reduce its growing dependence.

Using terrorism to gauge oil’s impact

August 18, 2008
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Did banks get wires crossed on EDF deal?

August 4, 2008

pylon.jpgThe last-minute collapse of the 12 billion pound sale of British Energy to EDF raises the question of how well banks behind the deal were plugged in with major shareholders, who ended up vetoing the acquisition.

EDF fails to push Britain’s nuclear button

August 1, 2008

british-energys-heysham-nuclear-power-station.jpgA dramatic last-minute hitch to plans for France’s EDF to buy British Energy leaves managements, shareholders and especially the British government in a quandary.